Melba Croft Notes from Particulars of Canadian War Vessels Building & projected: Glenlea [C.N. 453] launched 20/7/1943. Canadian Transportation, July 1947, page 418: W.A.C. Ships Sales in April: 1 tug Glenlea Foundation Maritime Ltd., Halifax, V.S. Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Bansaga [C.177437] registered at Halifax; built at Owen Sound in 1943. 73 x 20 x 7 6; 97 g.t.; 28 n.t.; 600 hp. Owned by Foundation Maritime Ltd., Halifax. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Bansaga [C.177437] registered at Halifax; built at Owen Sound in 1943. 73; 97 g.t. Renamed b] George N. Carleton. Morans Shoreside Companion 1996: Tug George N. Carleton [C.177437] built by Russel Brothers Ltd., Owen Sound, Ontario for the Government of Canada as Bansaga 1943 1947; sold to Foundation Maritime Ltd. 1947 1964. Reconstructed repowered and given present name b] George N. Carleton 1964 present. Owned by Gravel & Lake Services Ltd., Thunder Bay Ontario. Stationed at Thunder Bay. Jaap Bilj Notes: Launched as Glenlea for the Royal Canadian Navy.
Rob Farrow notes: Published on 10 Apr 2015.
Short video of the 1943 built Russel Brothers Tugboat George N. Carleton breaking ice. With temps finally rising and the expected arrival of the first boat into Port this season, the Tug was out breaking up the ice in the Viterra c elevator slip. Please forgive the wind noise, I'm using a new camera and still figuring it out, thanks!
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